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  • 20-June-2017

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    PISA in Focus No. 73 - Do students spend enough time learning?

    In some countries and economies, such as Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong (China), Qatar,Thailand, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, students spend at least 54 hours per week learning at and outside of school combined, whereas in others, like Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay, students spend less than 40 hours studying.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Studying more may not make you a top-performer (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As this month’s PISA in Focus reveals, students spend considerably more time learning in some countries than in others, but this does not necessarily translate into better learning outcomes.

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  • 19-June-2017

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    Who makes it into PISA? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Unlike earlier PISA reports, the 2015 PISA report (Volume I and Volume II) highlights differences in sample coverage – how many students were eligible to participate in PISA – between countries.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Register for the webinar - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education (Wednesday, 21 June, at 17:00 Paris time)

    Join Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, and Éric Charbonnier, analyst in the Early Childhood and Schools division, who will present the main findings from Starting Strong V - Transitions from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education.

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  • 13-June-2017

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    Risky Business (OECD Education Today Blog)

    As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the risks we face. A disease breaking out in a village in Africa, a bank crashing on Wall Street or a protest in a distant country can all potentially “snowball” and influence the world financial, health or security order.

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  • 1-June-2017

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    Archived webinar - PISA Q&A Webinar - Students' Financial Literacy" with Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills

    PISA 2015 Results (Volume IV): Students’ Financial Literacy, explores students’ experience with and knowledge about money and provides an overall picture of 15-year-olds’ ability to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to real-life situations involving financial issues and decisions.

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  • 31-May-2017

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    Business brief: Empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world

    Education has transformed over the last 20 years from being a means to an end to becoming a change agent on the battleground to improve the life chances of all individuals, regardless of where they live, their economic status, gender, ability or religious persuasion. Education has been revitalised as the gateway for equal opportunity.

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  • 31-May-2017

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    Why are immigrants less proficient in literacy than native-born adults? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Why is it that even highly educated migrants to OECD countries are less likely to be employed than native-born adults who are similarly educated, even if the migrants have lived in their host country for several years?

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  • 25-May-2017

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    Is more choice always a good thing? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Many education systems around the world are looking for ways to give parents more choice over where they send their children to school.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Many teenagers struggle to understand money matters

    Around one in four students in the 15 countries and economies* that took part in the latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test of financial literacy are unable to make even simple decisions on everyday spending, while only one in ten can understand complex issues, such as income tax.

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